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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sym•met•ri•calsɪˈmɛ trɪ kəl(adj.)

also sym•met′ric

  1. characterized by or exhibiting symmetry; regular in form or arrangement of corresponding parts.

    Category: Biology

  2. noting two points in a plane such that the line segment joining them is bisected by an axis. noting a set consisting of pairs of points with this relation to the same axis. noting an equation whose terms can be interchanged without altering its validity. noting a set consisting of pairs of points having this relation with respect to the same center.

    Category: Math

  3. having a chemical structure that exhibits a regular repeated pattern of the component parts.

    Category: Chemistry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. symmetrical, symmetric(adj)

    having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts

  2. harmonious, proportionate, symmetrical(adj)

    exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entities

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. symmetrical(adjective)ɪˈmɛ trɪ kəl

    being exactly the same size and shape on both sides

    tiles laid in a symmetrical pattern; symmetrically planted flower beds


  1. symmetrical(Adjective)

    Exhibiting symmetry; having harmonious or proportionate arrangement of parts; having corresponding parts or relations

Webster Dictionary

  1. Symmetrical(adj)

    involving or exhibiting symmetry; proportional in parts; having its parts in due proportion as to dimensions; as, a symmetrical body or building

  2. Symmetrical(adj)

    having the organs or parts of one side corresponding with those of the other; having the parts in two or more series of organs the same in number; exhibiting a symmetry. See Symmetry, 2

  3. Symmetrical(adj)

    having an equal number of parts in the successive circles of floral organs; -- said of flowers

  4. Symmetrical(adj)

    having a likeness in the form and size of floral organs of the same kind; regular

  5. Symmetrical(adj)

    having a common measure; commensurable

  6. Symmetrical(adj)

    having corresponding parts or relations

Translations for symmetrical

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


having symmetry

The two sides of a person's face are never completely symmetrical.

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